Germany

German Bundestag

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Structure

Data on parliamentary sessions, parliamentary committees and parliamentary groups.

Sessions

Number of ordinary sessions of parliament per year
Other

Notes: the bundestag does not have sessions as such, but at least 20 sitting weeks a year with an average of two in a month except in the month of august.

Dates of parliamentary sessions

Dates of parliamentary sessions
Parliament is usually in ordinary session Extraordinary sessions can be held
January x x
February x x
March x x
April x x
May x x
June x x
July x x
August x
September x x
October x x
November x x
December x x
Number of days the parliament/chamber met in plenary, per year
68
(2023)
All languages recognized in the constitution can be used in plenary meetings
No information available

Committees

Number of permanent committees
23
(2021-10)
Number of permanent joint committees in bicameral parliaments
No information available

Parliamentary groups

Parliamentary groups are recognized in the parliamentary rules
Yes
Number of parliamentary groups
5
(2023)
Minimum number of members required to form a parliamentary group
32
There is a minimum number of members to form a parliamentary group
Yes
Percentage of members required to form a parliamentary group
5%
(2021)
Independent members can jointly form a parliamentary group
Yes
Not applicable. There are no independent members in this parliament/chamber
No
Several parties can jointly form a parliamentary group
Yes
Relevant provisions about parliamentary groups in the parliamentary rules of procedure

§ 10 GO BT

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No